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 Formulary Chapter 6: Endocrine system - Full Chapter
06.06.02  Expand sub section  Bisphosphonates and other drugs affecting bone metabolism
06.06.02  Expand sub section  Bisphosphonates
Alendronic Acid
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First Choice
Green

Tablets 10mg, 70mg

(including 70 mg effervescent Tablets for PEG/NG tube patient administration)

 
Risedronate
(once weekly)
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Second Choice
Green

Tablets 35mg

 
   
Risedronate
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Formulary
Green

5mg Tablets

 
   
Disodium Etidronate (Didronel PMO)
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Red

200mg Tablets

 
   
Disodium Pamidronate
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Red

Injection 15mg, 90mg vial. Hospital Only

 
   
Ibandronic Acid
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Green

150mg Tablets

 
   
Ibandronic Acid
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Red

50mg Tablets. Hospital Initiated

See HYCCN Guidelines

 
   
Ibandronic Acid injection
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Red

3mg Injection Post-menopausal Osteoporosis

 
   
Zoledronic Acid (Aclasta)
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Red

5mg Intravenous Infusion

 
   
Zoledronic Acid (Zometa)
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Red

4mg Intravenous Infusion

 
   
Sodium Clodronate
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Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed
Red

400mg capsules

 
   
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Non Formulary Item Non Formulary section
Restricted Drug
Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
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SMC
Scottish Medicines Consortium
Cytotoxic Drug
Cytotoxic Drug
CD
Controlled Drug
High Cost Medicine
High Cost Medicine
Cancer Drugs Fund
Cancer Drugs Fund
NHSE
NHS England
Homecare
Homecare
CCG
CCG

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Status Description

Green

Green -Medicines suitable for routine use within primary care and Secondary care Can be initiated within primary care within their licensed indication, in accordance with nationally recognised formularies  

Amber

Amber- Medicines suitable to be prescribed in primary care after specialist /Consultant recommendation or initiation. A supporting prescribing guideline may be requested which must have been agreed by the relevant secondary care trust Medicines and Therapeutic Committee and approved by the Area Prescribing Committee.   

Red

Red-Hospital initiation and continuation only  

Amber Shared Care Protocol

AMBER SHARE CARE PROTOCOL- Medicines that should be initiated by a specialist and prescribed by primary care prescribers only under a shared care protocol, once the patient has been stabilised  

Blue

To be supplied from the appropriate commissioned provider.   

Green 2

GREEN 2- to be prescribed by primary care only   

Grey

GREY- NON FORMULARY (As agreed by Area Prescribing Committee)  

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